Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Appoints New Head of Human Resources Group

11 May 2011

Abu Dhabi, 11 May 2011: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ("ADCB") announced today that Mr. Ali Darwish has been appointed as Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources Group. In his new role, Mr. Darwish becomes a member of the Management Executive Committee (MEC), which comprises all Heads of Business at ADCB, and will report directly to Ala'a Eraiqat, ADCB's Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Since joining ADCB in 2010, Mr. Darwish has worked with the Consumer Banking Group as Head of Branch Network, helping achieve growth projections for ADCB's 50 branches across the UAE. In his role as Head of Human Resources Group, Mr. Darwish will draw on his wealth of experience in the banking sector, having worked for HSBC and ABN AMRO for ten years respectively. Mr. Darwish's knowledge spans ESCROW and business development right through to Islamic banking and distribution.

Commenting on the appointment, Ala'a Eraiqat, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of ADCB, said: "I am delighted to announce that Ali has been appointed as Head of ADCB's Human Resources Group. ADCB is dedicated to helping people achieve their ambitions and rewarding talent, this internal appointment is testament to the promises we make. Ali brings a wealth of expertise to the role and I am confident he will demonstrate his capabilities and excel in his new position."

Ali Darwish, Executive Vice President - Head Human Resources at ADCB, said: "I am very pleased to accept the role of Head of Human Resources Group at this exciting time for the Bank. I look forward to starting in my new position."